Office of the President

Race & Equity


April 28, 2021

Mourning the loss of John Huynh

Ana Mari Cauce

As UW Bothell Chancellor Yeigh shared earlier today, we join all who are mourning the killing of John Huynh, and we are united in our shock at his senseless and tragic death.


April 20, 2021

A verdict for justice and a time for continued action

Ana Mari Cauce

George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a now-former police officer sparked a renewed urgency to our country’s needed reckoning with racism and inequity. Today, Floyd’s murderer was held accountable, but the hard work of creating a more just society must continue.


March 12, 2021

We must not let racism and anti-Asian hate threaten our community (Updated 3/17/21)

Ana Mari Cauce

Attacks on and harassment of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are abhorrent — our community must unite in condemning these hateful acts.


February 24, 2021

Black history is American history

Ana Mari Cauce

Black History Month is a chance to recognize that Black history is American history. It’s an important time to reflect on the ways in which Black people, their stories and their impact have so often been elided and erased from our shared understanding of ourselves as a nation and a people.


January 15, 2021

To honor MLK, we must realize the ideals we aspire to

Ana Mari Cauce

I hope we will use this coming Monday’s holiday to reflect upon and draw inspiration from the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as you challenge yourself to play your part.


November 6, 2020

Celebrating the courage and impact of first-generation students

Ana Mari Cauce

This Sunday will mark the fourth annual National First-Generation College Celebration, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our many students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.


September 10, 2020

Our University’s commitment to anti-racism

Ana Mari Cauce

We can and must do more to create the kinds of institutional changes needed to achieve more equitable outcomes in education and beyond for our BIPOC students, faculty and staff.


August 17, 2020

Gift to support diverse teacher workforce holds huge potential for the future

Ana Mari Cauce

A recent $6 million anonymous gift to the University’s College of Education to bolster diversity in the education workforce promises to be a transformative investment in teachers of color and the countless students whose lives they will change.


July 9, 2020

Confronting systemic racism requires action and resources

Ana Mari Cauce

In response to what we have heard from our Black Student Union and Black faculty and staff, the UW has created the Black Opportunity Fund through the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.


June 19, 2020

We honor Juneteenth and commit to the work ahead

Ana Mari Cauce

As a University, we are proud to recognize the significance – both historic and ongoing – of Juneteenth in celebration of Black liberation.



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